We were looking for IHOP and stumbled upon this place. I'm SO glad we did!! The family atmosphere is warm and inviting. The food is delicious and the service is awesome. My Mother loved her Cafe Latte. Not pricey and large portions. We will definitely be back!
Jul 8, 2023
Ordered buffalo wings and the mega steak burrito for take out. The wings were okay. Honestly, I'm disappointed with the burrito. In my opinion, it's overpriced and it was... bland and boring. The rice was just plain white rice and the meat itself didn't have any special seasoning. The staff, however, was very friendly and the café was kept clean.
Jun 25, 2023
Stumbled upon this place in search of a good breakfast burrito. Ended up discovering so much more. Sunday at noon, all tables full, people happy, food looks amazing coming out. We ordered a bacon breakfast burrito to go and will 100% be back to explore more of the menu. Looking forward to trying some of the juices! What a find! Great prices too!
Jun 16, 2023
The food wasn’t bad but that’s a bit pricey.
(Also got the chicken soup , pancake platter and iced coffee)
May 23, 2023
Good place. Need to try more stuff but the chicken quesadilla was excellent!
Update - tried the giant steak burrito. It wasn't steak but ground beef. Misleading. Good service though.
May 8, 2023
Great food on a nice restaurant. Antique coffee grinders decorate the walls. Besides the great food, they also have a cooler with Mexican coke, jarritos and jumex.
May 5, 2023
FRESH Delicious Food & Cafe beverages at a reasonable price!!! (Worth every penny) they have an amazing staff,barista & chef. I'm dropping this review because the warm welcoming family environment i experienced from my boi Alex and server Fabeola ....from the door I was greeted and treated like family ! plus did I say everything is FRESH👍😉
*Food we got*
*bacon egg& cheese croissant w/side salad & mocha frappacino
* Chicken quesadilla w/ carmel macchiato ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤🤍
Mar 2, 2023
Super friendly. Prices fair. Waitress awesome. Food was fantastic. Everything they were serving looked scrumptious.
Wish I lived closer.
Feb 19, 2023
Absolutely delicious! I had the pleasure of trying this Cafe today for brunch. The omelette is phenomenal! The empanadas are quite tasty too. The horchata frappe is amazing. Looking forward to ordering again soon to explore more of their menu.
Oct 6, 2022
Amazing prices and even more delicious food . I got their breakfast Baleada and it was stunning. The wrap was buttery soft , the meat was citrusy and flavorful and the seasonings all added to the amazing flavor . Recommend for an indulgent breakfast .
Didn’t like their latte much but the food keeps the score a solid 5 stars .
Oct 6, 2022
Esmerelda's is a true hidden gem in north Durham! I got coffee a few times when they used to be located in Northgate Mall and loved it. I was happy to hear they had opened in a new location after the mall closed. I have only had coffee and donuts from them, but their food menu has so much variety and always looks and smells delicious whenever I am there. I need to plan a full meal soon. Do not sleep on this place!!
Han N Lumin
Sep 27, 2022
Stopped by for a tropical frappe and it was decent.